The Voice 25 Recap Live Blog: Top 5 Final Performances (Videos)

Karen Waldrup - The Voice 25 Final Performance
Pictured: Karen Waldrup — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

The live shows continue tonight on The Voice before tomorrow night’s big finale.

The Top 5 will perform live for YOUR votes! Vote at NBC.com.

On Team John Legend, we have Nathan Chester and Bryan Olesen. On Team Dan and Shay, we have Karen Waldrup. On Team Reba McEntire, we have Josh Sanders and Asher Havon. Carson Daly hosts.

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Team Legend – Nathan Chester – “It’s Your Thing”

Nathan is just all the good vibes. He’s like right out of the 70s with this performance. And he’s got moves! He’s adding a lot of growl to this one.

Chance says it was incredible and compliments the way he changes the arrangements of the songs. John says Nathan added dynamic and variation to a song that can be repetitive and performed with exuberance and skill.

Team Reba – Josh Sanders – “Go Test High On That Mountain”

Josh is really ending this with a heartfelt bang. Country gospel is right up his alley. He didn’t do anything standout, get just his voice sounds beautiful enough for this finale performance.

Reba said he got the heart going and sent it out.

Team Reba – Asher HaVon – “Last Dance”

Asher was able to showcase the range of his voice in the soft start of the song and then the fun, upbeat rest of it.

John says he’s the best vocalist in the competition and the song was perfect. Reba says he was having a blast and that’s all that matters, if he’s not having fun, go home.

Team Legend – Bryan Olesen – “Beautiful Things”

Bryan is doing a cool, acoustic version of this newer song. It really suits his unique voice. He adds a rock element at the end that really allows him to shine.

John says he was moved by the performance because it sounded like Bryan knows what it’s like to lose something and he felt that.

Team Dan and Shay – Karen Waldrup – “What Hurts The Most”

Karen’s vocals are killing this song. Gorgeous dress too. The way she stood on the platform and melted this country ballad, it was a true finally performance.

Dan says it was iconic and that performance is one that will win The Voice. Shay says he’s so proud and welcomed her to the country music community.

Team Reba – Josh Sanders – “Boots On”

Josh is out there with his country hat and belting out notes before the song really begins. Upbeat, almost country rock, a complete 180 from what Josh did an hour ago.

Reba says it was a lot of fun and he was growling at the right times.

Team Legend – Nathan Chester – “A Song For You”

A retro ballad really shows off Nathan’s vocal ability. His first performance was fun but this is the best way to end his run on the show.

John says he loves the song selection because it was nice to just sit there and listen to him sing, and shows America what a complete talent he is.

The competition breaks for this season’s Mega Mentor Keith Urban to take the stage with his new single.

Members of the US Army Field Band then take the stage for a performance.

Team Legend – Bryan Olesen – “Freedom! ’90”

Bryan’s is making the best song choices at the best time. I’m getting rocker George Michael vibes from this. Love how he’s joining in on the choreography too! And he pulled out all the high notes for this one!

John says it felt so good and compliments his passion and energy and says everything worked.

Team Dan and Shay – Karen Waldrup – “I’m Alright”

Such a fun way to end it. She’s really whacking out her twang in this one! This has got to be the most country we’ve seen Karen!

Shay says she made the song her own and compliments the way she never strayed from her path in the competition. Dan says she’s the most consistent performer on this show and deserves to win it.

Team Reba – Asher HaVon – “I Will Always Love You”

Asher is making this iconic song his own and it’s absolutely beautiful. That falsetto is a killer. What a way to close the show (and win the show, in my opinion).

Chance says he deserves to win the show and agrees with John that he’s the best vocalist and honored Whitney Houston. Reba says heade her a very proud mama and calls him regal when he’s singing.

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